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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by xliderider, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. xliderider

    xliderider Android Expert
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    I have the Galaxy Nexus and would like to use Google Talk to message my wife's Fascinate because it uses data and doesn't count towards our 250 SMS message limit per month.

    The problem is the Talk app isn't on the Fascinate and it doesn't come up in the Market as a separate app.

    Is there a download for GAPPS somewhere for the Fascinate that I can flash to her device to add GTalk? Is it as simple as using the GAPPS download from Cyanogen and flashing that?

    She is on ED05 now. Thanks.

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  2. xliderider

    xliderider Android Expert
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    I searched and found a download of the apk file Gtalkservice.apk I will try to see if I can move this file over to her sd card and manually install the app later when she comes home from work.

    I highly doubt that the Talk.apk file from my Galaxy Nexus running ICS 4.03 will install on her Fascinate running Froyo, but I might give it a try anyway.
  3. xliderider

    xliderider Android Expert
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    Well sticking the apk file(s) in the system/app directory didn't work even after rebooting, fixing permissions, yada yada.

    Ended up just doing an Advanced Restore of just the System Files from a previous/old backup to get a functioning Talk app on her Fascinate.

    Mods, you can close this thread. ;)

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The Samsung Fascinate release date was Q3 2010. Features and Specs include a 4.0" inch screen, 5MP camera, GB RAM, Hummingbird processor, and 1500mAh battery.

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